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Likelihood to Recommend

Critical Mention

Critical Mention is excellent for media monitoring across platforms including TV, radio and online. It is easy to grab and tailor video clips and share. The reporting function makes creating thorough reports simple. Most importantly, the customers service is unparalleled. Any time I've ever had a question or challenge, it has been handled quickly. I would suggest that you make sure to take the time to thoroughly set up your searches to be sure you don't miss anything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infegy Atlas

It is difficult to think of a scenario where social listening would be useful but Infegy as a tool would not. In fact, the only times I run into problems using Infegy for people is when they don't have reasonable objectives (they don't really understand what social listening is, perhaps) so their expectations are disproportionate to the technology.If you're looking for a social listening tool, ask how many websites (approximately) they source from, how their sentiment and other natural language processing (NLP) is developed (e.g. machine learning), how many languages they monitor, how many languages they do sentiment in, if they give you API exporting within the dashboard pricing, what exporting formats and volumes they allow you, what influencer identification they have.
Evan Dunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Critical Mention

  • Critical Mention has been a useful tool over the past dozen years. We have used it to help political campaigns, non-profits, private business and the like to understand where their message is landing and understand if they are hitting their target audience. Our report shows them real-time results for radio, tv, online and even social media.
  • I believe the Critical Mention reporting and reports are far superior to other tracking products we have observed by other in the past.
  • Their online services and support are awesome and when you are looking for a product and value of the product Critical Mention gives you both in one package.
Jerry Kambic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infegy Atlas

  • Historical reach is a major strength of Atlas; unlike other monitoring/analytics services, Atlas has nearly a decade of cached social media discussion which enables important retrospective comparisons and research.
  • The visualizations produced by Atlas of the various metrics it analyzes are attractive and easy to understand.
  • Atlas is very easy-to-use. Even a novice can quickly use the tool to gather information.
  • The support provided by Infegy for its customers is outstanding. I've seldom encountered a company that values its customers as much as Infegy does. They are highly-knowledgeable and responsive.
  • Atlas' database is far more timely than other social monitoring tools - they do not rely as heavily on purchasing caches of data second-hand from other providers.
Derek DeVries | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Critical Mention

  • Saving new broadcast clips as reports. Sometimes it's confusing because I don't see everything I saved under the same report.
  • 60 day limit on how far we can go back on our searches. Sometimes I need to pull a clip from 90 or more days ago and I am unable to go that far back.
  • Media alerts about commercials. While the search is set up to capture certain words, sometimes it is a bit much to go through all the commercial content.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infegy Atlas

  • It's a little buggy sometimes, but 90% of the time it's great. This is an issue they're aware of and are working on.
  • The query interface is awesome except for past queries you've entered. Other tools, like NetBase, have a much better system for tagging and sorting past queries so you can save them for projects. Infegy is working on this as well, I'm told.
  • Like any space that is constantly changing, they are behind in a couple areas - such as minute-by-minute analysis (which Brandwatch can do), and integration with other major platforms that are non-US-centric, like Weibo (which Brandwatch has), and more sentiment-ready languages (Infegy has 6, NetBase has 9). But in every other factor they are far ahead.
Evan Dunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Critical Mention

Critical Mention 10.0
Based on 7 answers
I gave this a 5 only because I do not make the decisions to renew. When I used this at my previous company, I also recommended to the decision maker to renew this tool as it was a crucial piece to the overall client objective
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infegy Atlas

Infegy Atlas 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Atlas is reasonably-priced and provides excellent value compared to other enterprise tools in the same space. Moreover, we have an excellent relationship with the Infegy team and are consistently impressed with the high quality of support they provide.
Derek DeVries | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Critical Mention

Critical Mention 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's great for quickly looking up a specific clip, but this platform makes it difficult to select and accurately report on a high volume of clips
Lyla Shaibi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infegy Atlas

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Support Rating

Critical Mention

Critical Mention 5.1
Based on 3 answers
Look, Critical Mention follows up on an or phone call immediately or in the AM the following business day. I have called them after hours and get a live person to work through any issues that may have come up. Support seems to be job one with Critical Mention.
Jerry Kambic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infegy Atlas

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Implementation Rating

Critical Mention

Critical Mention 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Critical Mention implementation was easy and fast. Their support and training were awesome.
Jerry Kambic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infegy Atlas

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Alternatives Considered

Critical Mention

We used to use a program called TVEyes to track for coverage. Critical Mention can track more sites, is more user-friendly, and has specific audience numbers for most of the broadcast outlets it tracks. It also is easier to search on Critical Mention over TVEyes for most items.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infegy Atlas

We did a deep, thorough survey of each of these tools. Some of my earlier answers have covered the distinction. I would rank the top 5:Infegy AtlasNetBaseSynthesioBrandwatchDataRankPart of it is current capabilities, of course, but a big part of it is product direction. Some of these tools do not value Natural Language Processing NEARLY enough, and do not do real work to build NLP based on actual Linguistic Theory (which is surprisingly scientific, by the way), so they just do a little to monitor volume and pretty poor sentiment, call it social listening, and deliver it to enterprise clients. This is true of Radian6, Meltwater, Visible Technologies (which was acquired by Cision recently, hence its inclusion here). Of course, my list above is the enterprise level top 5. If you're looking for small biz solutions check out Mention (formerly social mention) or NUVI if you can scale to the bottom of their tiers.
Evan Dunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Critical Mention

  • Every week the department I am a part does dozens of searches on Critical Mention. We use it as our primary search engine for all things broadcast.
  • One negative aspect is that we do not know where Critical Mention gets their audience viewing numbers from so we just have to take it as their word.
  • Another negative aspect is that we are limited on the amount of time that one clip can be so we have to share several clips of the same show with our clients.
Keith Wald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infegy Atlas

  • The visuals produced by Atlas have played an important role in several successful bids/pitches to new clients.
  • Atlas has provided critical intel that has shaped our decision-making process during several crises we have assisted clients with.
Derek DeVries | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Critical Mention

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Critical Mention Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Infegy Atlas

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Infegy Atlas Editions & Modules

Edition
Infegy Atlas$4,000 1
Additional Seats$1,000 2
  1. Per Month Base
  2. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Every account includes unlimited search queries, data, and support.

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